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Month: September 2014

Sunday 7th September – Vale of York Half Marathon

Sunday 7th September – Vale of York Half Marathon

The first running of this fast and flat half was run in ideal conditions this morning. The race starting from Sherburn-in-Elmet Aero club. The race was won by Jason Cherriman (Leeds City AC) in 1:09:26, First female was Shona Fletcher (Richmond) who was 18th overall in 1:18:42. First back for Otley was Frank Beresford in 3rd with 1:12:13 followed by Scott Harrington who was 5th in 1:14:02, Mark Hall 8th in 1:15:58 (1st M50 & a club V50 all time…

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Sunday 7th September – BUPA Great North Run Half Marathon

Sunday 7th September – BUPA Great North Run Half Marathon

Tom Midgley was the highest placed OAC runner in 76th  with a time of 1:17:00, followed by Andy Webster 4,047 (1:44:23), Ian Broadbent 4,539 (1:45:46), Toni Midgley 24,843rd (2:22:51), Sean O’Halloran 27,380th (2:27:42) and Rachel Winter 29,996 (2:33:15). The race was won by Mo Farah in a time of precisely 60mins, this is a new British record to go with his already impressive collection of British records which include, 3000m indoor, 2miles indoor & 5000m outdoor. Mo also holds many…

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August 25th-31st – European Vets Championships, Izmir, Turkey

August 25th-31st – European Vets Championships, Izmir, Turkey

Otley AC’s athlete Caroline Marler reports: 4 GOLDS! These championships were held in very hot conditions but the timetable was split into two sessions to avoid the midday sun. I ran my individual events, the 400m and 800m before it got too hot luckily (8.30 a.m. & 9.20 a.m.) I was pleased to win both comfortably, retaining the 400m title I won 2 years ago in Zittau, Germany. The results with first 3 positions were as follows: 400m Women 60-65 1st Caroline Marler (G.B)70.23…

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Saturday 6th September – The Ben Nevis Race (6miles/4419ft)

Saturday 6th September – The Ben Nevis Race (6miles/4419ft)

Report from Simon Anderson: Being led to the starting line by a march of pipers was the first of many memorable moments of The Ben Nevis Race. This was on my ‘bucket list’, and many other people’s besides it would seem, which might explain why entries open in January and fill up in a day. If you know nothing about the race then it’s as simple as this: starting in a sports field at sea level in Fort William, you race to the…

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Saturday 6th September – Parkruns

Saturday 6th September – Parkruns

Leeds Parkrun: Race winner Chris Mann (Hyde Park Harrier) 16:50, first female Hannah Brown (Skyrac AC) 19:06, For Otley Nicola Lee in 95th position with a time of 23:56. Harrogate Parkrun Race winner David Driver (Barnsley AC) 17:01, first female Lauren Woodhall (Harrogate H) 20:13, For Otley Lucy Mowat in 172nd position with a time of 29:07. Sewerby Parkrun Race winner Danny Brunton (Bridlington RR ) 17:30, first female Sian Morgan Driffield Striders) 20:50, For Otley…(Yes you guessed it)…. Reid…

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Wednesday 3rd September – Ilkley Incline

Wednesday 3rd September – Ilkley Incline

Hon. Handicapper reports: Having raced little during the summer I was happy with a time a few seconds faster than last year and had a good view of a close race up front where Jack Wood from the host club just held off Emma Clayton for the win. Full results on Ilkley’s www here.  Otley results:  1st Jack Wood, Ilkley H 7.47,  2nd Emma Clayton, Bingley H. 7:49 & new women’s record,  I was 5th  8:19, 6th Edward Davies 8:26,  20th Rogan…

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Sunday 31st August – Wetherby 10k

Sunday 31st August – Wetherby 10k

Tom Midgley lead the Black & Whites home in 17th place in 36:19 (chip time 36:17), Tom Potter was 58th in 41:02 (40:58), Howard Jeffrey 115th in 43:56 (43:47), Phil Robinson 283rd in 49:59 (49:44), Billy Rayner 352nd in 51:59 (50:58),  Toni Midgley 707th in 1:04:44 (1:03:30). There were 863 finishers. The winner was Andrew Grant (Harrogate Harriers) in 32:50 (32:49) and the first lady in 15th place overall was Pauline Munro (Wetherby Runners) in 35:56 (35:55).  

Sunday 31st August – Paras’ 10 race

Sunday 31st August – Paras’ 10 race

Richard Clarke reports on the Paras 10 race: I completed my third Paras’ 10 P-Company Challenge at Catterick Garrison on Sunday and for the third time on a warm and sunny. I appreciated the weather before and after, but not so much during the event. 338 competitors completed the 10-mile course as a ‘simple’ run and 670 of us taking the role of a Tactical Advance for Battle (TAB) carrying 35lb. It was a particular challenge in the heat, but it’s…

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Sunday 24th August – 2014 Weyer ETU Standard Distance Duathlon European Championships

Sunday 24th August – 2014 Weyer ETU Standard Distance Duathlon European Championships

I have not race reported for a while but that is not because I have been inactive… au contraire! I competed in the English Sprint Triathlon championships at Eton in July and came sixth in my age group. I also did the British Standard Triathlon Championships, in Liverpool in early August, and came sixth in my age group. Pleased with that result as I had a good race all round and it qualified me for the Euro Champs, in Geneva,…

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